In a response to a recent commentary in The Chronicle of Higher Education, WW President Arthur Levine explains the robust meaning of Competency-Based Education and outlines some of the ways the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning plans to utilize the model:

Competency-based education, at its heart, is about how learning is assessed. Rather than assuming that 36 credit hours or 12 courses makes a good beginning teacher, a true CBE model recognizes that students learn and demonstrate learning at different paces and in different ways. It is the most effective way of demonstrating true mastery of skills and knowledge — mastery that is desperately needed in the classroom.

For more information about WW academy, click here. Mr. Levine’s full response can be found online here.


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